South India Tour Packages
Madurai ArrivalMeet and assist by Swan Tours representative on arrival at Madurai airport . Transfer and check in at the hotel.Overnight stay in Madurai.
Madurai Local Sightseeing and Darshan
After breakfast proceed for a sightseeing tour of Madurai. Visit the Meenakshiamman Temple – also referred to as Meenakshi Amman or Minakshi-Sundareshwara Temple,is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River . It is dedicated to Meenakshi, a form of Parvati, and her consort, Sundareswar, a form of Shiva. . Enjoy the light and sound show at Thirumanalaik Hall. Return back at the hotel. Overnight stay in Madurai.
Madurai - Rameshwaram
After early breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Rameshwaram, on arrival check into hotel. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Rameshwaram – visit Agnitheertham, Ramjharokatemple, Ramanathaswamy Temple, Dhanushkodi and Adam's bridge. Overnight stay in Rameshwaram.
Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari
After early breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Kanyakumari, on arrival check into Hotel. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Kanyakumari – visit Vivekananda Rock, Suchithram Temple, Devi Kanyakumari Temple, Gandhi Memorial and Triveni Sangam. Evening watch the most beautiful Sunset of Kanyakumari. Overnight stay in Kanyakumari.
Kanyakumari - Kovalam
After breakfast, drive to your beach resort at Kovalam the international beach destination of Kerala with shallow water for swimming and other water sports activities. After lunch enjoy the beach till the sun set in the Arabian Sea. Overnight stay in Kovalam.
Today after breakfast you will have a half day city tour to visit the iconic spots Old Travancore Kingdom's capital Trivandrum includes, Padmanabhapuram Temple, Napier Museum, Sri Chithira Art Gallery, Zoo, and adjacent Palace etc. after back to your resort and enjoy the beach. Overnight stay in Kovalam.
After breakfast transfer to Kovalam Airport/ Railway Station as per the itinerary. Tour ends.
|(Except for Festive Period, Long Weekends, Christmas & New Year Period)|
|Hotel Category||Package Cost Per Adult|
|Above cost based on minimum two adults traveling together, sharing one double room.|
|Budget||Poppys Hotel||Vinayaga Hotel||Hotel Singaar International||Sagara Beach Resort|
- Pick up at Madurai airport/ railway station & Drop at Trivandrum airport/ railway station.
- Intercity transfers from Madurai – Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari - Kovalam – Trivandrum.
- Accommodation for 01 night in Madurai.
- Accommodation for 01 night in Rameshwaram.
- Accommodation for 01 night in Kanyakumari.
- Accommodation for 02 nights in Kovalam.
- 05 breakfasts.
- Local sightseeing at the destinations.
- Toll Tax, state taxes, parking and driver allowance.
- All transfers and sightseeing by AC Innova.
- All applicable hotel taxes as of today.
- Any Train fare throughout the tour itinerary.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, porter-age etc .
- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Entrance Fees, video camera permits during sightseeing.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client directly).
- Travel Insurance.
- Any other feature which is not mentioned in the "Cost includes" column.
- Service tax @ 9%.
Madurai Rameshwaram Kanyakumari Kovalam Tour Package
A few centuries later saw the developments of the Vijayanagar kings at Srirangam, close to Tiruchirapalli, and Madurai, 150 km (93 miles) to the south. Temples now had to support an increasing number of social functions. For marriages, for example, the 1,000-pillared mandapams (pavilions) were added. The gopurams were made taller and water tanks were also introduced.
Although each temple town has a distinct character, they share common elements. Processions of the god or goddess are accompanied by the loud temple ensemble of nagasvaram (a long oboe with a piercing tone) and tavil (barrel drum, played with a stick in the left hand and fingers clad in plaster "thimbles" on the right). The music from the procession is considered very auspicious. The overpowering fragrance of incense and jasmine and marigold garlands, the sight of hundreds of slippers piled up outside temple gopurams and the thousands of pilgrims pressing forward for a better view of an idol being paraded on a palanquin are common to all temples during festivals. Visitors should note that many Tamil temples forbid non-Hindus to enter the inner sanctum, although they are usually free to wander around the rest of the complex.